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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Feb 10, 2007 2:36pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: question re streaming format

Did something change at the Live Music Archive end, or did my upgrade to MSIE7 cause the change? I still get other media streams opening in WMP.

nothing has changed on the LMA side. MSIE7 might be the culprit, but being that it is a windows product, i'd expect all file ownerships to remain with windows media player.

i'd look into your file properties and what program plays what files. The streaming files from the LMA are .m3u files.

You can tell what is what by looking at your windows system menu. good luck!

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Poster: foxart Date: Feb 10, 2007 3:03pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: streaming format

Thanks Tyler for your suggestions... I had already checked to make sure that M3u files are associated with WMP in Windows XP file type options, and Quicktime is NOT set to stream or play any MP3 or M3u files by default. However, the change I described did occur after a Quicktime upgrade (free player only) in addition to the MSIE7 upgrade.

Oddly enough, MP3 streams of full LMA shows still open with Media Player, but individual MP3 tracks go to Quicktime... and they take a long time to connect, and they take the current web page away. Very strange and unwanted. I can stream the full show if I want to preview it, but I have to jump through the track sequence to get to tracks later in the set... not as convenient as streaming specific tracks.

I'm not sure what caused the change from WMP to Quicktime for these M3u files.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffchops11 Date: Feb 11, 2007 6:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: streaming format

When you're a streaming a whole show it's a m3u file, individual shows are mp3. So it sounds like m3u is still associated with WMP and mp3 with Quicktime.